Camera Functions

Focus Mode (Live View)

Pressing the shutter-release button halfway initiates autofocus. Focus mode lets you choose whether focus locks once the camera has focused or if the camera continues to adjust focus while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

AF-S (Single-servo AF)
For stationary subjects. Focus locks when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

AF-F (Full-time servo AF)
For moving subjects. Camera focuses continuously until shutter-release button is pressed. Focus locks when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

MF (Manual focus)
Focus manually.



To use autofocus, rotate the focus-mode selector to AF.
Autofocus mode can be selected by pressing the AF-mode button and rotating the main command dial until the desired setting is displayed.
Manual Focus

Manual focus is available for lenses that do not support autofocus (non-AF NIKKOR lenses) or when the autofocus does not produce the desired results.

AF lenses: Set the lens focus mode switch (if present) and camera focus-mode selector to M.

Manual focus lenses: Focus manually.
To focus manually, adjust the lens focus ring until the subject is in focus. Photographs can be taken at any time, even when the image is not in focus.

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